Non-essential trips in and out of Belgium are prohibited from 27 January to 01 April 2021. The travel ban will be monitored for road, air, sea and rail traffic. Only essential travel is allowed during this period. Essential travel must be proved by filling in a declaration on honour which has to be linked to the Passenger Location Form (PLF), and to be supported by necessary documents.
Please see the categories of essential travel on the website of info-coronavirus.be.
Based on infection rate, Belgium lists countries by color codes: green (travel allowed), orange (vigilance needed) and red (travel strongly discouraged). From 13 November 2020, Belgium has listed Estonia as a “red zone” country.
Passenger Locator Form
All travelers coming to Belgium by plane or ship must fill in 48h before entering the country a Passenger Locator Form. It is unnecessary to fill in the form for travelers who are arriving by road transport and stay under 48h. The form can be found on https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form.
Quarantine and testing
From 25 December 2020, passengers who are non-residents must provide a result of negative covid-19 test to Belgian authorities to enter the country. Test must be done not earlier than 72h before the trip. Test is also necessary for transiting the country with one exception: if you are not travelling by air, train, bus or boat and will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium, then no PCR test is required.
Belgian residents must do the test on the first and on the 7th day after coming back to Belgium.
From 31 December 2020, all passengers who have been more than 48h at a red zone must stay in quarantine for 7 days. Quarantine ends with negative result of covid-19 test done on the 7th day.
It is possible to do Covid-19 test without a prior visit to the GP. Test centers in Brussels are marked on the interactive map.
From 04 January, Belgium makes a distinction between travel for business reasons and non-professional travel. Belgian employer or an international organization established on the Belgian territory mus fill in a BTA (Business Travel Abroad) form: https://bta.belgium.be/en. The Form generates a number which will be used to fill in the Passenger Location Form. It is important to note that registering a professional travel does not exempt Belgian residents or non-residents from the requirement of covid-19 testing.
Please see comprehensive information about entering Belgium on the website of SPF Foreign Affairs.
More on quarantine and measures against coronavirus in Belgium can be found on info-coronavirus.be